Emilie Townes Archives
Aug. 18, 2014—Dale Johnson, a retired Vanderbilt professor of church history who was editor of a book that traced the history of the Divinity School, has died.
May. 29, 2014—Alice Randall, Emily Townes and Tiffany Patterson reflect on the legacy of the late poet.
Feb. 24, 2014—Yale University Chaplain Sharon M.K. Kugler will discuss committed interfaith work in a multi-faith world for the 2014 Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Memorial Lecture Feb. 27 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
Feb. 21, 2014—Emilie Townes, the 16th dean of Vanderbilt’s Divinity School, will give a talk, “Does Your House Have Lions? Citizenship and Faith in Today’s World." The talk will occur Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel, as part of the Chaplain’s Speaker Series.
Jan. 13, 2014—Vanderbilt University Divinity School will develop strategies to boost the economic well-being of its future graduates, thanks to a $250,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.
Nov. 12, 2013—The Rev. Donald Beisswenger, a retired Vanderbilt Divinity School professor known for his civil rights advocacy and deep concern for others, has been awarded the William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice.
Nov. 8, 2013—Vanderbilt University Divinity School students will work with religious and community service organizations to develop resources on issues surrounding religious beliefs and sexual orientation, thanks to a new grant from the Arcus Foundation, with support from the Carpenter Foundation.
Oct. 24, 2013—Paul C.H. Lim, a Vanderbilt University religious historian, has received the 2013 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England.
Oct. 4, 2013—New dean Emilie M. Townes Townes said she was drawn to Vanderbilt Divinity School because of its commitment to helping clergy and laity re-envision ministry to meet the needs of our times.